Destination

Siem Reap – Tours

Tours in Siem Reap

Siem Reap is home to historic temples, archaeological ruins, breath-taking waterfalls and verdant rice fields set amid lush rolling hills.

Our Cambodia Discovery tour sees you journeying from the bustling streets of Phnom Penh, its fascinating day and night markets and the grandeur of the Royal Palace, to the 12th century Angkor Wat complex – the largest religious monument in the world. Observe the 800 metre-long stretch of intricate carvings adorning its holy sandstone walls, and ascend the steps to the Bakan Sanctuary, enjoying scenic vistas of the dense woodlands and surrounding tranquil moat. Step further back in time with a visit to the Roluos monuments, dating as far back as the 9th century, before venturing to the ancient Ta Phrom temple – reclaimed by nature and shrouded in thick vines and roots.

Gaze up at the South Gate and meticulous stone faces of Prasat Bayon, depicting the mythological tale of the Churning of the Sea of Milk. Then discover the age-old city of Angkor Thom and its stunning Bayon architecture. Take in views of the Western Baray’s tranquil waters and in awe as a traditional Apsara dance show unfolds before you.

Alternatively, experience Siem Reap as part of our 15-day Grand Tour of Indochina. Weave through the lively streets of Hanoi by tuk-tuk, contemplate the serenity of Halong Bay aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk boat, and marvel at the contrasting glass high-rises and historic temples of thriving Ho Chi Minh City.

15 days Royal Palace Phnom Penh

Grand Tour of Indochina

 

Embark on the ultimate journey travelling through 3 different countries, starting in Luang Prabang and completing your trip in Siem Reap. From the saffron-robed Buddhist monks in Luang Prabang and the limestone islets of Halong Bay to the charming historic...

Honeymoons

Grand Tour of Indochina
3 days

Angkor Circuit Tour

 

Experience the amazing ruins of the once mighty Khmer Empire at Angkor, an ancient city of temples and palaces built between the 9th and 13th centuries and spread across more than 75 square miles of jungle.

Honeymoons

Angkor Circuit Tour
10 days

Cambodia Discovery Tour

 

Experience the real Cambodia, from the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, to the ancient temples of Angkor. This beautiful country has so much to offer, experience the traditional way of life at laid back Mekong Villages and the haunting genocide...

Honeymoons

Cambodia Discovery Tour
11 days Angkor Wat Temple

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Small Group Tour

Guide Price €2,749 pp  

With a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage sites, charming towns and undoubtedly friendly people, this comprehensive tour is a must for the first time visitor to Indochina. Sunrise at Angkor Wat or from your wooden junk on Halong Bay are...

Escorted tours

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Small Group Tour
4 days Bayon Temple

Classic Cambodia Tour

 

For those who have limited time to spare or want to combine Cambodia with a longer Indochina itinerary, this tour gives you the opportunity of exploring Siem Reap and the temples of the Angkor Complex as well as the capital...

Escorted tours

Classic Cambodia Tour

Frequently Asked Questions

When visiting Siem Reap’s historical temples, please remember these sacred religious monuments are still in use by Buddhist monks and nuns today. It is required you wear appropriate and respectful clothing during your visit; cover your shoulders and legs below the knee. There may be vendors outside of temples offering sarongs for you to cover up, but you should not expect this.

Though the official currency of Cambodia is the Cambodian riel, US dollars are widely accepted across the country, and quite often preferred to riel. We recommend enquiring with vendors as to which they would prefer to be paid in. In most cases, riel will be given in change. Cash machines are frequent across Phnom Penh but become less so when visiting the more remote temples and ruins in Siem Reap. Please note that most banks will charge an international usage fee for withdrawals, and many cash machines will have a maximum withdrawal of $300.

The official language of Cambodia is Khmer, and as such we suggest packing a Khmer phrasebook to make communication easier – especially when visiting local markets. French is also widely spoken here, with a growing number of universities teaching English as a second language.

Siem Reap offers an enchanting historical journey through mythical temples, ancient forests and emerald green hills. Discover timeless traditions, engage with local villagers and learn of Cambodia’s extraordinary past in this cultural hotspot.

Why you'll love Siem Reap...

• Admiring the ancient ruins and interlacing roots of Ta Phrom
• Watching a traditional Aspara dance show
• Gliding along the Tonle Sap Lake by boat
• Haggling for souvenirs at the Old Market in Siem Reap
• Enjoy fine-dining and sundowners at Pub Street
• Sitting in silence at historic Angkor Wat
• Witnessing local artisans craft ceramics and weave silk at Les Artisans d’Angkor
• Looking out over the peaceful Western Baray reservoir
• Wandering through the 12th century Buddhist sanctuary of Preah Khan
• Observing the intricate sculptures of Angkor Thom’s Elephant Terrace

Did you know?

• Although most travellers are aware of Angkor Wat, it is one part of a larger complex that also contains Angkor Thom and the Bayon Temple which are just as beautiful and fascinating.
• Angkor Wat is built within the ancient city of Angkor, which at its height was said to be home to one million citizens, making it the largest pre-Industrial Revolution city in the world.
• Cambodia is one of the only countries in the world never to have a McDonalds – along with Ghana and Yemen.